If you’re pregnant or have been, you know how exciting this stage of life is: you’re creating life! Nothing is more awe-inspiring.
You also know how this little being — and all of the hormones that come with him or her — can drastically affect you. Whether you’re experiencing aches and pain from weight gain, exhaustion, insomnia, hormone-related skin changes, morning sickness, nasal congestion, or anxiety about caring for a new child, it’s no secret that pregnancy takes its toll emotionally and physically.
Many medications are off limits during pregnancy, and some women don’t feel comfortable taking pregnancy-safe medications. So how can an expectant mama get some relief?
Float Therapy for Pain & Stress Relief, Better Sleep and Bonding
Floating is a great way to get some “me time” and alleviate pregnancy strains in the second and third trimesters. It involves doing nothing in a pool of salt water in a near-zero gravity environment. Stimuli like light and sound are left outside. Skin-temperature water feels like an extension of your body. When you experience this reduction in sensory input, physical and mental energy is redirected inward. You can slip into an ultra-relaxed state; you might even fall asleep!
1,000 pounds of Epsom salts keep you afloat in the pool, which relieves pressure on your back, neck, legs and joints. The magnesium from the salt helps with inflammation, pain and muscle aches, promotes better sleep and reduces stress. Pregnant or breastfeeding women also need 20 percent more magnesium per day than the average person.
Expectant moms also report a bonding “mirror effect” with their baby, as floating mimics the experience your baby has in the womb.
Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) for Skin Changes & Respiratory Concerns
Halotherapy is a natural treatment in which micro-fine, pharmaceutical-grade salt is dispersed into a room, creating a microclimate that treats respiratory (nasal congestion, bronchitis, asthma and more) and skin conditions (hello, pregnancy acne!) just by sitting and breathing.
Salt therapy tackles inflammation, mental lethargy, stress and depression, including postpartum depression. It can also help with insomnia, ear infections and snoring relief.
Essential Oils for Nearly Any Ailment
You may have heard of aromatherapy: the use of natural essential oils, extracted from plants, in enhancing physical and psychological well-being. Just like protecting the plant, these extracts can protect our bodies. Whether you want more energy, improved immunity, sinus decongestion, better sleep, improved mood and focus, there is an oil blend for you. Most essential oils are safe to use during pregnancy.
Hydromassage for Relaxation
Prenatal hydromassage can help with toxin removal, pain relief, stress reduction and relaxation. Instead of a massage therapist, heated water travels in wave-like streams within a lounge chair, allowing you to customize where and how much pressure to apply.
IV Nutrient Therapy for Hydration, Nutrition and Health
Prenatal vitamins are essential during pregnancy, but taking vitamins orally only goes so far. IV Nutrient Therapy delivers nutrients intravenously, bypassing the gastrointestinal system, so nutrients are 100 percent absorbed by the bloodstream, where they’re utilized immediately.
Relax, Energize, Play & Heal
Pregnancy is a crash course in the learning the importance of self-care. After all, your baby is an extension of you. Care for yourself (during pregnancy and beyond!) so you can be the best caretaker.
Radiance Float + Wellness in Brentwood will offer these services and more. We invite you to explore these therapies with us with clearance from your physician, and hope to see you soon!
Dr. Zinia Thomas, M.D.
Chief Healing Officer
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